Member Spotlight- Andrew & Rachel Hnat Member Spotlights February 10, 2020 Why did you join CKO? RH: My parents were at the Miramar air show and saw Nancy and Cheryl were giving out 7 day passes and told us about them. After some time, Andrew and I finally had the time to come in and take a class. I was mostly looking for a stress reliever. Working with kids everyday it allows me to have the hour to kick the crap out of something. AH: Rachel and I wanted a place that we could stay consistent and push ourselves. We felt that when we go to a standard gym we weren’t pushing ourselves to our limits. What hobbies do you have? RH: I love taking Zoey, my dog, out on walks and hikes. We enjoy the outdoors a lot, so we go to Mammoth during the year for hiking and fishing. We are also big foodies as well and love a good restaurant. AH: I’m a huge car person. I love wrenching on cars. Anything that drives or flies really fast is something that I love. Additionally, I also like to make Youtube videos about cars. What do you do for work? RH: I am a teacher. At the moment, I am working with a boy with special needs to acclimate into the regular general classroom from a special ed classroom. AH: I’m an industrial engineer for the Navy; working on manufacturing and industrial quality processes for all different aircraft components specifically for the F-18 super hornet and other helicopters. How has CKO impacted your daily life? RH: It has given me consistency. Working with kids can be unpredictable. But here I know the class is for an hour and that Nancy will be at the front desk. Whether I’m feeling happy, sad, or stressed, I know no matter what I am going to get a great workout and feel great afterwards. AH: It is something to look forward to. I used to dread working out, but this is really fun. All the trainers have different styles and they all make it really fun and a really good workout at the same time. Rachel and I always talk about after each workout we are physically exhausted but mentally relaxed, that keeps us coming back. Do you have a favorite workout? RH: My favorite is the combo that Wario taught us; jab, cross, hook, cross, double jab, cross. (1,2,3,2,1,1,2). He taught me how to move on that double jab cross with my feet to the left, and I love it. AH: The burnouts are great but I love doing intricate combos; the ones that require a bit of coordination. A spinning backhand is the best. What is your favorite thing to do in San Diego? RH: We are huge fans of Mexican places with good drinks and tacos; Costera or Miguels’. AH: Going to the beach, whether it is laying out on the beach, kayaking, or for hikes along the beach. What advice would you give to a new CKO member? RH: At first, it is a bit uncomfortable, but after working through the initial discomfort and the initial bruising it is all worth it. You are going to have good weeks, bad weeks, and ok weeks, but you just gotta keep pushing yourself and improving. AH: You may feel a bit overwhelmed at first because it is a different type of workout in which you work different muscle groups and will be challenged in a different way from a regular gym workout. If you feel exhausted afterwards, its normal. After a few weeks, you will get into it and it will become like second nature.